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A Man Wanted For Two Murders In Georgia Is Arrested Wednesday In Flagstaff

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Officers from the Flagstaff Police Department and U.S. Marshals defused a situation Wednesday that could have been much much worse. Authorities arrested a man in Flagstaff, who was wanted in connection for the fatal shootings of a woman and her mother in Georgia. U.S. Marshals and Flagstaff Police arrested Joshua Sanders at the Greyhound bus station at around 1:40 p.m. Authorities say Sanders was arrested in a matter that ensured the safety of other passengers and the public at the station. While searching his belongings, police found three handguns in his possession at the time of his arrest. Sanders told authorities that if he had the chance, he would have shot at them in order to escape. Sanders was identified by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation as the prime suspect in the murders that took place back on January 6th in Valdosta, Georgia during a domestic dispute. After the shootings, Sanders stole the woman’s car and fled back to Birmingham, Alabama, where the vehicle was found abandoned. During the investigation, it was learned that Sanders boarded a bus in Tulsa, Oklahoma Tuesday evening and was going to Los Angeles. Sanders was booked into the Coconino County Jail and is awaiting extradition back to Georgia.